Form a Reliv-Vitamin D Friendship

By Copywriter Alisa Reale

When it comes to your body getting enough of this vital nutrient, just 15 minutes soaking up the sun (without sunscreen) every day will increase your vitamin D production. And, on days when the sun isn’t shining, one serving of Reliv Now® or Reliv Classic® contains 400 IU, which is 100% of your recommended daily value. One scoop daily of Reliv Now® for Kids contains 50% of the recommended daily value for children.

In other words, vitamin D and Reliv go hand in hand for your overall health.

Putting it in Perspective

Twenty to thirty minutes of sun exposure each day produces approximately 10,000 IU of vitamin D in the skin. Kids and those with darker skin will need more sun than this. In comparison, drinking 6-8 ounces of pasteurized milk gives your body only 100 IU. Continue reading “Form a Reliv-Vitamin D Friendship”

Science & Health Today: Taking Prevention Personally

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By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist

You might say that we take prevention personally here at Reliv. That’s because we know chronic diseases are a growing crisis in the United States. Currently, nearly half of the population suffers from at least one chronic disease such as heart disease, asthma, cancer, obesity, arthritis, and Type 2 diabetes. We can do better! So at Reliv corporate headquarters, we started our Fit3* program. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Taking Prevention Personally”

Science & Health Today: Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients

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By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist

Most weight loss plans focus on reducing caloric intake of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and increasing caloric expenditure through exercise, leading to an energy deficit that promotes weight loss. But one of the often overlooked components of a successful weight loss plan is ensuring you get all of the necessary micronutrients too. This includes vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phyto-chemicals. Micronutrients play crucial roles in our nutrition, including the prevention and treatment of various diseases and conditions as well as the optimization of physical and mental functioning. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients”

Science and Health Today: Why the World Needs Reliv Now + LunaRich X

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We often hear warnings about the dangers of the standard American diet and lifestyle. The increased demands on our time compel us to seek more convenient, fast food options that are often highly processed and low in essential nutrients. We often lament the fact that we don’t have time for physical activity, are stressed out and don’t get enough quality sleep. All of these things lead to weight gain and New Year’s resolutions to lose that weight. Perhaps even a bigger issue is that the standard American diet leaves us with nutrient deficiencies making it even more difficult for our bodies to deal with the stresses of modern life. And this is a lifestyle that is becoming more common around the world, not just in the U.S.

But what about when we do everything right? We eat a balanced diet full of fresh produce, get regular physical activity, manage our stress, practice good sleeping habits and get those 8+ hours in and maintain a healthy weight. Are we doing everything we can for good health and getting all the nutrients we need? Possibly, but this is very dependent on what you’re eating and your individual needs. This can be very difficult to know for sure. There is also a difference between getting just enough of a nutrient and getting the optimal amount.

Thankfully, there is an easy way to make sure you’re getting enough of the nutrients you need – supplementation – nutrient insurance for your body. Many health-conscious individuals supplement to fill possible nutrient gaps in their diet in order to maintain an acceptable level of overall health and wellness, in addition to their regular healthy habits. Instead of living with habits that lead to risk of disease, we need to be proactive and practice habits that not only lower our risk for disease, but help us become stronger, more energetic, and feel great so we can enjoy life now.

This is why Reliv has created the Super Pack, a convenient combination of Reliv Now and LunaRich X, our Dynamic Duo for optimal health and wellness. Reliv Now contains 25 vitamins and minerals, several herbal sources of antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids and 7g of soy protein. LunaRich X works at the epigenetic level to reduce cholesterol and promote overall cellular health. The powder format of these products is easier for the body to digest and absorb.

Each of these products alone are great support for overall health and wellness, but together they are even more effective. In a recent swine study (pigs have a similar physiology to that of humans), researchers found that the combination of Reliv Now and LunaRich X reduced free fatty acids in the blood, increased the hormones leptin and adiponectin (which play roles in hunger and metabolism) and reduced weight gain.

The following provides a more detailed look at the benefits of supplementing with Reliv Now and LunaRich X – the Reliv Super Pack:

25 Vitamins & Minerals
– are essential to our bodies for normal growth, development and maintenance. For example, Reliv Now contains 200% of the daily value of Vitamin B6, one of the most common vitamins for which Americans are deficient. Vitamin B6 helps the body metabolize fats and proteins, is important for healthy hair, skin, eyes, and liver, and supports several organ systems. This nutrient has to be ingested every day because the body doesn’t store it. Whatever isn’t used leaves the body.

Antioxidants – fight off excess free radicals, which can overwhelm the body’s defenses and cause oxidation and damage to our cells and DNA.

Protein – gives us energy, rebuilds and repairs our cells (such as muscle cells), and is part of many different enzymes, antibodies and hormones. It is an important building block for bones, cartilage, muscles, skin and even blood.

Enzymes – are proteins that regulate nearly every chemical reaction in the body. Thousands are made and used by the body every day. In the digestive track they break down fats, carbs and proteins while detoxifying alcohol.

Bioavailability – The powder format of Reliv products gives the body easy access to their nutrients so you get the most out of your supplement. LunaRich, found in many Reliv products, is manufactured in such a way as to leave a protective shell of protease inhibitors intact around the lunasin molecule. These molecules keep proteases (enzymes that break down proteins) from breaking down the lunasin molecule, ensuring it arrives safely to the small intestine. Here the shell is broken and lunasin is readily absorbed. Studies of LunaRich have shown the successful delivery of bioactive lunasin to the blood stream.

Lunasin is a naturally occurring soy peptide and the key to soy’s health-promoting benefits. LunaRich® from Reliv optimizes lunasin content.

You provide your body with all this and more with Reliv’s Super Pack.

 

A Note from Dr. Carl: Make the Super Pack Part of Your New Year’s Resolution for Good Health
Reliv Now has always been a great boost for overall health and wellness, but with the addition of LunaRich and LunaRich X capsules, their synergistic relationship has taken Reliv supplements to the next level. Start your health off right this year and resolve to kick it up a notch with Reliv’s Super Pack.
To your health,

Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer

 

This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Sources:
http://www.cdc.gov/nutritionreport/pdf/4Page_%202nd%20Nutrition%20Report_508_032912.pdf
http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/benefits-of-vitamin-b6.aspx
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38222254/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/t/things-you-need-know-about-antioxidants/#.VnjPavkrI1I
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/major-nutrients-in-food-topic-overview
http://www.webmd.com/men/features/benefits-protein

5 Tips to Help You Concentrate on Concentrating

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Ever find yourself thinking one million thoughts at once? You’re not alone. We are constantly trying to multitask and cram too many things into one little day — or even one little moment. Many of us struggle with getting anything done because we can’t focus. Stop the craze! These simple guidelines can help prioritize your thoughts and get you back on track. Continue reading “5 Tips to Help You Concentrate on Concentrating”

Reliv Is a Forever Buy: Billy Kennick

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Name: Billy Kennick
Hometown: South Jordan, Utah
Gigs: Reliv, loss prevention manager
Reliv Regimen: ProVantage®, Reliv Now®Innergize!®, Arthaffect®

Family Impressions: After years of trying many different supplements, I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Once I noticed how my grandparents’ health improved after using Reliv, I decided to give it a try. I now take Reliv every single day and have for four years. Continue reading “Reliv Is a Forever Buy: Billy Kennick”

Faster, Stronger, Better: Ryan Parr

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Ryan Parr works at a non-profit sports medicine store in Kansas City, but turns to Reliv nutrition to give him a competitive edge.

Reliv Regimen: Reliv Now®, Innergize!®, ProVantage®, 24K®

Staying Active: I like to stay active. In college, I played basketball, football, track, tennis, and I was a nationally competitive cheerleader. Now in my early 30s, I still play sports and compete in adventure running, 5Ks and half marathons.

Scientific Solution: I lost hope in supplementing. I decided to increase my fruits and veggies instead. When someone told me about Reliv, I was very skeptical. I asked a lot of questions and was impressed by the scientific answers. After taking Reliv, I started feeling better about a month later. It boosted my immune system, and my energy levels are sky high.

Athletic Boost: Reliv has cut my recovery time by a third. Performance-wise, I am faster, stronger and lighter than ever. I am way more efficient now. I wish I would have found Reliv sooner!

Reliv Webinar: Extinguishing Inflammation

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In case you missed the live presentation, a recording of yesterday’s Reliv health webinar “Extinguishing Inflammation” with host Tina Van Horn is now available online. Click here to view.

Inflammation is a complex physical reaction without a simple solution. Left to smolder within your body, chronic inflammation can spiral out of control, contributing to many of the most common health problems.

Daily nutrition and lifestyle choices can either contribute to or disrupt your body’s inflammatory response. Learn what you need to do today, tomorrow and EVERY DAY to disrupt chronic inflammation and how Reliv nutrition can help you get there.

After you view the webinar, check out these related resources:

Simply Super

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Each Super Pack now comes with four 60-count bottles of LunaRich X™ and four cans of Reliv Now® (or Reliv Classic® — see below). That means the Super Pack is packaged to move even faster. Just pair one bottle with one can for consumers looking to simply try Reliv. Be sure to remind them that if they sign up as Distributors and order the whole Super Pack, they get an instant 25% savings! Continue reading “Simply Super”

Obesity & Epigenetics: Put on Your Skinny Genes!

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by Tamara Shenouda, project manager at SL Technology, Inc., a Reliv company

Epigenetic Factors You Can’t Control

Before we’re born, our parents’ choices, their health conditions and the environmental toxins they are exposed to can affect how our genes are expressed, especially during the vulnerable early development period. This includes genes related to adipogenesis, or the process of creating fat cells. The mechanism for adipogenesis is first set during the fetal and neonatal stages of life. Changes in the expression of these genes can affect the size of fat cells and how they are distributed in the body. Continue reading “Obesity & Epigenetics: Put on Your Skinny Genes!”